Jessica Benson Show with CJ Hurt

10 Episodes

By: Grind City Media

Jessica and CJ bring a fresh, fun, and energetic double-shot of morning vibes to catch you up on the latest stories in sports, entertainment, pop culture and everything Memphis.

OJ Simpson's Legacy, Mark Pope Gets Kentucky Job, And Usher On The Cover Of Essence
Last Friday at 3:00 PM

Jessica shares her thoughts on the legacy and impact of OJ Simpson, talks to Lang Whitaker about his trip to the Masters, discusses Mark Pope taking the Kentucky job and more.

start set the show
:05 shenanigans
:09 OJ Simpson dies
:25 Lang Whitaker
:52 Scottie Scheffler Masters situation
1:01 Shohei Ohtani gambling saga
1:08 Kentucky's new coach
1:18 Usher on the cover of Essence
1:20 Taylor Swift is back on Tic Tok
1:25 What we are listening to
1;27 New Rhianna music for 'Smurfs' movie


Masters Preview, Who Is Timmy Allen?, And Chicken Draft Debacle
Last Thursday at 8:15 PM

Jessica shares her thoughts on the Masters, talks Titans with Teresa Walker, gives her thoughts on 'Wicked', and has the worst chicken takes ever.

start 'Wicked' appreciation/set the show
:06 Masters preview
:09 Grizzlies game recap
:27 Teresa Walker
:50 DRAFT: Best chicken dishes
1;15 'Wicked' review

UConn Goes Back-To-Back, Should Grizzlies Trade Their Draft Pick?, And The Calipari Saga
Last Tuesday at 3:11 PM

Jessica shares her experience during the eclipse, celebrates UConn's championship, talks to Mike Wallace about what the Grizzlies should do with their lottery pick, gets Will Coleman's thoughts on Coach Cal potentially going to Arkansas, talks rap beef with Kia Shine and more.

start set the show
:05 Eclipse fun
:11 UConn goes back-to-back
:26 Mike Wallace
;52 Will Coleman
1:18 South Carolina v. Iowa viewership
1:24 Kia Shine

Core Four Love, South Carolina Wins It All, And The Men's Game Is Too Late

Jessica shares her thoughts on Coach Cal taking the Arkansas job, explains the importance of the Core Four Era, discusses Caitlin Clark's place in women's college basketball, and more.

start Matchbox 20 appreciation/set the show
:05 Coach Cal to Arkansas
:13 Marc Gasol's jersey retirement ceremony
:32 South Carolina finishes perfect season with National Championship win
:51 UConn v. Purdure preview
1:14 Memphis Showboats blow 4th quarter lead
1:20 Roy Williams is still a NC State hater
1:22 NCAA gives no freebies
1:24 Is it "laying down" or "lying down"?
1:26 Will doesn't know the rules
1:28 She...

Zombie Grizz, Marc Gasol's Jersey Retirement, And Final Four Preview

Jessica shares her thoughts on Marc Gasol's importance to the city of Memphs, catches up with Lang Whitaker, previews the Final Four, and talks to the starting quarterback of the Memphis Showboats Case Cookus.

start ABBA appreciation/set the show
:06 Name the available Grizzlies
:10 Marc Gasol jersey retirement
:24 Lang Whitaker
:49 Wicked appreciation
:51 Final Four weekend preview
1:03 Steph trolls Rockets
1:06 Music Friday
1:10 Case Cookus interview

Trip Game Winner Over Bucks, Mike Blevins on Gasol Doc, CFB Super League, 2024 Movies Draft (4/4/24)

JB opens on the Grizzlies win over the Bucks and Jaren Jackson Jr's dominate stretch of games. Plus Brandon Clarke continues to look like his old self since return from injury 

(32:00) Marc Gasol: Memphis Made director Mike Blevins in studio to discuss everything that went into the making of the documentary plus some fun behind the scenes stuff 

(58:55) Ja parts ways with his agent + a big College Football story from The Athletic about a proposed "Super League" that could change the sport as we know it 

(1:17:00) Our Most Anticipated 2024 Movies Draft

The Joker v. Wemby, Iowa v. LSU Viewership, And Double Story Time

Jessica offers her thoughts on the Jokic v. Wembanyama battle, talks Ryan Silverfield's contract extension, shares her thoughts on Angel Reese's post game comments, reads TWO stories for story time and more.

start 'Hold On' appreciation/set the show
:06 Talking in your sleep
:13 Last night's NBA action
:31 Ryan Silverfield gets a contract extension
:37 viewership for Iowa v. LSU
:47 Angel Reese's post game comments
:55 Is Bronny James transferring from USC?
:58 Will DJ Burns play in the NFL?
1;25 School absence issues
1:29 Lizzo clarifies "I Quit" statement
1:35 B...

Caitlin Clark's Big Night, Freaknik, And What Makes You, You?

Jessica discusses last night's women's Tourney action, talks about Caitlin Clark's greatness, gets Mike Wallace's thoughts on the Grizzlies/Freaknik, tackles the existential question of what makes you, you, and more.

Men's Final Four Is Set, Grizzlies Set Record, And LSU V. Iowa Pt. 2

Jessica shares her thoughts on the March Madness action on the men's and women's side from the weekend, talks to Gary Parrish about Zach Edey's dominance, shares her excitement for LSU v. Iowa and more.

start set the show
:06 Mall shenanigans
:08 Grizzlies set record
:12 Men's Final Four is set
:27 More Final Four
:43 Gary Parrish
1:10 Women's Elite games tonight
1:17 Kim Mulkey article drops in Washington Post
1:28 MEASUREMNTGATE in women's college basketball

Half Of Elite 8 Is Set, Marc Gasol Documentary, And 'Cowboy Carter' Review

Jessica recaps the first night of the Sweet 16, talks to Lang Whitaker about MLB Opening Day, reviews 'Cowboy Carter' and more.

start 'Cowboy Carter' appreciation/set the show
:07 Clemson, Illinois, UCONN, Alabama advance to Elite 8
:11 Marc Gasol documentary
:27 Lang Whitaker
:53 Jessica pulls for Duke
:57 Build a wall to keep Gonzaga out
1:01 Does Travis Kelce have a dad bod?
1:09 'Cowboy Carter' review